Pet Business, Coastal Pet Products and the organizers of Global Pet Expo recognized 10 outstanding pet specialty retailers at Thursday's Retailer Excellence Awards presentation.

Four single-unit pet specialty retailers reveal how they are stepping up to overcome the challenges facing small, independent pet stores in today's rapidly evolving marketplace.

Five pet specialty retailers explain the challenges of running independent retail operations in today's marketplace.

Five pet specialty retailers explain how they work to make a difference in their communities.

Five pet specialty retailers share the essential attributes that every retail manager should have.

Five pet specialty retailers share their resolutions for enhancing the health of their businesses in the upcoming year.

Five pet specialty retailers discuss their expectations for the fourth quarter, as well as the sales opportunities the holiday season offers to their stores' bottom line.

Five brick-and-mortar pet specialty retailers express their concerns about online competitors and how passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act could level the playing field.